One hundred and seventy three individuals and 50 organizations have joined Defending Rights & Dissent, Roots Action, and the Whistleblower & Source Protection Program (WHISPeR) at Expose Facts in condemning the Espionage Act charges against drone whistleblower Daniel Hale. Included among the signatories are other whistleblowers who have been victims of Espionage Act abuse, including Daniel Ellsberg, Thomas Drake, John Kiriakiou, and Jeffrey Sterling.
Defending Rights & Dissent condemns in the strongest possible terms these remarks. Trump is willfully conflating criticizing him with hating the United States. He is demonizing dissent and engaging in racist demagoguery.Dissent is essential to democracy.
SunTrust’s decision to stop new financing to the private prison industry and immigrant detention companies is a testament to the growing strength of our movement and the power of everyday people standing up for what’s right.
The PCLOB will also review FBI backdoor searches of data collected under Section 702, and the NSA’s Call Record Detail program.
The report documents illegal treatment of water protectors by law enforcement and courts. It charges this conduct as violations of constitutional and human rights law. The report calls for government accountability and drastic changes in U.S. practices towards Indigenous environmental protectors and their supporters.
According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump ordered a strike on Iran yesterday, only to call it off at the last minute. Only Congress, not the President, has the authority to initiate such a military action. Trump’s attack would have been illegal and unconstitutional.
Activists gathered at the David A Clarke School of Law in Washington, DC to discuss FBI surveillance and infiltration of Black and Muslim activism and communities, and to develop a strategic plan to expose and bring an end to the worst FBI abuses.
“It was harder than it needed to be to convince our lawmakers that someone chaining themselves to a tree at a pipeline construction site is not the same as destroying a pipeline.”
An energized coalition in New York state is fighting to pass a series of reform bills that together will improve police accountability and transparency across the state.